The firm is at war and fighting on multiple fronts! While Louis, Donna, and Alex fend off the attack from Stanley Gordon, Mike, Rachel, and Oliver search for a way to make their charges against Discharge Power stick. Meanwhile, Harvey and Jessica get a cold welcome in the Windy City as they try to block a luxury housing development. Check out our guide to part two of the Suits Season 7 finale, “Good-Bye.”
The War for the Firm Begins
Louis fights to save the firm in Harvey’s absence, but there isn’t much luck, or love, to be found. Robert Zane won’t step in; he’s already in his own mess due to his chummy relationship with Specter Litt. Meanwhile, Alex Williams tries to use his leverage to get Eli Gould to offer the former partners jobs at Bratton Gould, hoping it will be enough to get them to drop their suit. But Stanley Gordon is no fool, and he blocks the play with his own dirt on Eli.
Jessica Fights a War of Her Own
Jessica plans to block a luxury housing development from displacing an entire community, but Jeff Malone is worried; the first plaintiff in the case died under dubious circumstances, and now that Jessica has obtained power of attorney from the new plaintiff, she could be the next one in the crosshairs. But, as Jessica tells Jeff, she’s taking on the city of Chicago -- her eyes are wide open.
The Discharge Power Trial Begins
Mike, Oliver, and Rachel need hard proof to make their case against Discharge Power, and some mysteriously delayed soil samples -- as well as Andy Forsyth’s previous meddling -- have them thinking that Discharge may be guilty of obstruction. However, Rachel soon learns Mike’s accusation of Andy Forsyth was incorrect -- he wasn’t working with Discharge. And when the soil samples finally do come back, they’re negative for lead. Can it be? They soon realize that Discharge’s meddling must go back to long before the suit ever began. The question is, how can they prove it?
Jessica and Harvey Meet the Players
Harvey’s arrival in Chicago isn’t a warm one, a testament to the fact that Jessica has already made some enemies in the city’s corridors of power. Now she’s locking horns with Pat McGann, a big-time developer with Mayor Bobby Novak in his pocket. And as McGann guarantees her, when this is over, his building is going up. Jessica tries to get a sit down with Novak but his number two, City Attorney Keri Allen, blocks it. Already no fan, Keri claims Jessica is just using the housing case to make a name for herself, and when it’s later revealed that the new plaintiff is actually Jessica’s aunt, the judge revokes power of attorney, barring Jessica from court.
Mike and Robert Zane to the Rescue
With Louis seemingly at the end of his rope, Donna calls on Mike to step in. Mike proposes a bold strategy: Robert Zane will merge with Specter Litt and bring 20 of his best with him, giving them enough voting power to beat back the attack from Stanley Gordon and the old partners. But Robert is hesitant to leave the house he built, and as time ticks away before the start of trial, Louis caves to Gordon and agrees to his terms. However, Robert interrupts to break the news: he took Mike’s deal -- Gordon lost! But while the firm is safe for now, Robert’s assertion to Louis that his name is going up on the wall first portends dark clouds on the horizon.
Mike and Rachel’s Big Decision
In the midst of juggling the fight for the firm and the class action, Mike and Rachel take a moment to contemplate the news that Andy Forsyth’s job offer was real. And, it turns out, it’s still on the table. Could they really move to Seattle? Mike and Rachel decide to throw caution to the wind and go for it! The only issue will be moving up the wedding, so Rachel turns to the one person she knows that can help them pull it off in time – Donna!
Mike Pulls the Plug on Discharge Power
Mike, Rachel, and Oliver find their smoking gun in the form of liability insurance -- Discharge Power increased theirs to five times the usual amount a year before the suit; there’s no way they didn’t know something was wrong! Mike uses the information to hammer the Discharge CEO in court until he admits to what they did. Opposing counsel has no choice but to up their settlement offer on the spot to a million dollars per family. Victory!
Harvey and Jessica Hit a Wall
Harvey’s pissed about being kept in the dark about Jessica’s aunt, but Jessica explains herself -- her father died eight weeks ago, and now she’s trying to make a connection with the family that he turned his back on. Harvey and Jessica switch tactics, attempting to cut a deal with Pat McGann instead of going through the Mayor. But when Jessica pushes too hard, McGann gets Harvey kicked off the housing case, too. Harvey isn’t ready to throw in the towel, but Jessica tells him to go home -- this is her family; it’s up to her to fight for them now.
Mike and Rachel Tie the Knot!
As expected, Donna comes through with a perfect wedding, and Harvey makes it back in time; in a way, he’s the only family Mike has. Mike and Rachel walk down the aisle and say their vows in front of family and friends. Later, Mike gives Harvey the news that he won’t be coming back to work after the honeymoon -- he and Rachel are taking the job in Seattle. And while Harvey tries to fight it at first, he knows it’s time for Mike to move on.
Jessica Finally Makes a Name for Herself
Jessica goes back to McGann and drops a bomb: she set him up to look like he paid her off to drop the case. It’s a brilliant move, one that finally gets Mayor Novak’s attention. In fact, Novak is so impressed that he offers her a job… but only if she drops the housing case. As he tells her, no matter what she has on Pat McGann, that building is still going up. Jessica decides to take the job -- this is her opportunity to change things from the inside. But does she really believe that, or is she trying to justify selling out her family? Either way, she in the thick of it now, and it’s about to get thicker; because as Jeff tells tells her, the justice department is looking into Novak and McGann for the murder of the original plaintiff in the housing case.